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Michael Foucaults writing in Right of Death and Power Over Life is one of the most confusing and difficult pieces of literature I have ever read He thinks that the world was not created to have rules and laws and by creating these laws we are just creating problems for the entire worldFoucault says that if a king were to wage war on his enemy and required that his men fight then the king is not directly proposing their death because it was an indirect power of life or death However if the kings subject raised up against him and then was brought to death then the subject would be brought to death without a choice Foucault tries to make us believe that a world without rules is the best type of world possible He believes that if a man did a terrible crime and normally would deserve the death penalty then we shouldnt kill him He thinks that each person should have control over his own death Foucault holds that if there is no death penalty there would be no crimes committed However if there would be no death in the law system then a new class of criminals He also says that if a child has failed a test then he then starts a new class of children a In my opinion Foucault has sprung up a very interesting point In Amsterdam there is no laws against drugs All drugs of all sorts are allowed This has greatly reduced the crime rate in this country and everyone is a lot happier In America where drugs are illegal we find thousands of cases where people are committing crimes to just get some drugs They have to steal money and do illegal acts just to satisfy the temptations In Amsterdam local stores sell it so the prices are not so expensive and no stealing is required to purchase themAccording to Foucault he thinks that rules
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